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Yuan
Guo Brothers
Yuan
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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Guo Yue is best known in the West for his contributions to the Oscar-winning soundtrack to "The Last Emperor," but the Chinese-born artist is a respected folk musician and composer in his own right. Since coming to London ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Guo Brothers
Title: Yuan
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Real World
Release Date: 5/21/1993
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Yuan
UPC: 017046231022

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Guo Yue is best known in the West for his contributions to the Oscar-winning soundtrack to "The Last Emperor," but the Chinese-born artist is a respected folk musician and composer in his own right. Since coming to London in the '80s, Yue has collaborated with the Chieftans, Peter Gabriel, and other players exploring intercultural music. On this collaboration with his brother Yi and Clannad founder Pol Brennan, Yue takes a pastoral approach that halfway combines elements of Chinese tradition with a meditative New Age vibe. Yue's flute has a soothing, sensual quality, while his compositions echo his eclectic interests, sounding at moments like an Andean pan pipe, Native American, or Irish pennywhistle. --j. poet

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Heartfelt Chinese melodies and beautiful instrumentation
Clayton W. Hibbert | Seattle, WA, USA | 08/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While not strictly "traditional," the music of the Guo Brothers remains incontrovertably grounded in Chinese classical style. Yue Guo's array of exotic flutes drive the melodies and draw the listener in, maintaining creative focus even through the more frenetic compositions. Other tracks evoke a peacefulness and concentration that could only come from rural China.Recommended."